The Abbey

The Abbey


Since 2008, The Abbey has provided substance abuse treatment through residential and outpatient care. The facility is located in Bettendorf, Iowa, and can provide specialized care for those with co-occurring disorders, such as depression, trauma, and anxiety. Medically supervised detox is not available.


Treatment starts with a thorough assessment to determine the appropriate level of care through an individualized treatment plan. Those diagnosed with a co-occurring disorder, as defined by the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic & Statistical Manual, 5th edition (DSM-5).

Treatment consists of individual and group therapy, process groups, and 12-step programming. Gender-specific therapy is available, as appropriate. Treatment takes place in a 4 week cycle.

Additionally, evidence-based therapy is used. This includes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and trauma informed care. Holistic therapies such as yoga, meditation, music therapy, and art therapy are also offered.

The facility offers family programming, which includes weekly family programming and support groups. Clients can return to the facility as alumni for a quick session or re-admission into the program.


According to the facility’s website, each clinical team member has more than 10 years of experience. The treatment includes therapists, social workers, master’s level counselors, physicians, and nurses.


The facility is located on an acre, surrounded by a privacy wall. Clients live in fully furnished double occupancy rooms with twin beds. Some private rooms are available. Each room has access to a private bathroom. There are shared courtyards, common rooms, and gardens.

Clients eat together in a communal cafe that’s open all day. It looks like a coffee shop and serves as a social space.


At the time of this writing, only one alum has provided feedback to for The Abbey. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with five out of five stars given for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition.

The alum was particularly impressed with the facility’s focus on holistic treatment. The alum wrote: “The Abbey treats the whole person – mind, body and spirit. Phenomenal program seamlessly addresses your addiction AND mental health issues.”

On Google, the facility earned a 3.7 out of five stars from three reviews to date. [1] Alum Susan wrote: “The program is informative, engaging and taught by true professionals. ‘Outside’ AA and NA meetings provide not only an introduction to real meetings, but a chance to develop a relationship with people within the community. Sunday is family day, and programs for family members give them a real understanding of what addiction is, and how to support themselves and their addict or alcoholic. The staff is friendly, understanding and responsive; and the food provided is exceptional.”


According to the facility’s website, the facility accepts a wide range of health insurance options, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and United Healthcare. Finance plans are available for self pay clients.


Services provided by The Abbey

Service Setting

  • Outpatient
  • Residential
  • Intensive Outpatient
  • Outpatient Detox
  • Type of Care

  • Detox
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Treatment Approaches

  • Anger Management
  • Brief Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Martix Model
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Trauma-related Counseling
  • 12-step Facilitation
  • Detoxification

  • Alcohol Detoxification
  • Benzodiazepines Detoxification
  • Cocaine Detoxification
  • Opioid Detoxification
  • License/Certification/Accreditation

  • State Substance Abuse Agency
  • State Department Of Health
  • Genders Accepted

  • Male
  • Female
  • The Abbey Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • We saw improvement with our daughter while there and for several months after.
  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • The Abbey treats the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Phenomenal program seamlessly addresses your addiction AND mental health issues. Professional, knowledgable, and compassionate staff tailors your treatment to your specific needs. Highly motivated clientele. Lovely, comfortable setting. Amazing food. I could not ask for more. The Abbey changed my life.